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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Frutkin Law Firm adds new partners

Legal Aide

The Frutkin Law Firm added Stephanie Fierro and Ben J. Himmelstein as the firm’s newest partners. Both Fierro and Himmelstein have a history of assisting local businesses and individuals with the full range of their legal needs. As a Partner at Frutkin Law Firm, Fierro concentrates her practice in the areas of general counsel business… Read More →

Maria Speth will speak on legal innovation

Maria Speth

Jaburg Wilk shareholder Maria Crimi Speth along with other panelists will address innovative trends in the legal industry and explore the issues around ethical challenges to the use of social media and legal technology at Legal Innovation: Trends & Ethics From Different Perspectives, a legal event hosted by Evolve Law. The event is Thursday, February 18th 2016 from… Read More →

35 women leaders picked for SheLEADS development

business woman power, influential Millennials

Thirty-five women business leaders and influencers have been selected to participate in Arizona Women’s Education & Employment’s (AWEE) inaugural SheLEADS, a professional leadership development and skills training network for high impact women to define and achieve career goals. Representing industries that include banking, education, construction, law, human resources, nonprofits, municipalities and sports, among others, participants… Read More →

Women entrepreneurs’ boot camp coming May 7

Entrepreneurs

Local entrepreneurial women will be able to get powerful, world-class insights and cutting-edge strategies at the 12th Annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Phoenix Chapter. “The May 7, full-day conference includes two keynote presentations, nine workshops and resources from 50 sponsors and exhibitors, all… Read More →

Barrow Grand Ball raises more than $4 Million

Cancer research

The Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation raised more than $4 million at the 2016 Barrow Grand Ball, hosted January 16 at the Arizona Biltmore. The announcement was made with a toast to the women who drove the success of the fundraiser—Board Chair Angela Melczer and ball Co-Chairs Sandy Hecomovich and Amy Thurston—among the company… Read More →

Teaching students on the web

Insightful Organizations

Phoenix resident Keith Rezendes worked for every tutoring company he could find, but realized tutors weren’t getting a fair share of the money they were bringing into companies. That’s when he came up with the idea for AvidBrain. AvidBrain — whose slogan is “Teach something. Learn anything” — provides a marketplace of qualified tutors that… Read More →

Tiffany & Bosco adds real estate attorney

Tiffany & Bosco

Phoenix-based law firm, Tiffany & Bosco P.A., added James J. Farley II as its newest real estate and banking litigation attorney. Farley focuses on advocating for clients at the trial court level in state and federal courts as well as in front of regulatory commissions. Born and raised in Arizona, he concentrates his practice on… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community announces chairman

Ak-Chin Indian Community

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Council selected Robert Miguel, as chairman and Delia M. Carlyle as vice-chairman.  The two will serve one-year terms as the chairman and vice-chairman. Both Miguel and Carlyle have goals to continue the expansion of economic development projects in and around the Community, solidify key partnerships within Arizona and for job… Read More →

APS invested $10M in Arizona nonprofits in 2015

aps

APS announced, Monday, its 2015 community investment in Arizona, which totaled more than $10 million. This amount includes grants, sponsorships and in-kind donations from APS and the APS Foundation to nonprofit organizations and educators throughout the state. In addition, APS employees donated more than 123,000 hours in volunteer time to Arizona nonprofits, an economic impact… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike ranked No. 1

Social Media

Scottsdale-based social media and digital engagement company, Digital Air Strike, topped the list on Phoenix Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists for Social Media Marketing Firms. This was the second time the company was listed in the number one spot. It debuted at number one spot in last year’s Book of Lists for Interactive Marketing Firms.… Read More →

Toyota dealers donate $500K to Valley groups in 2015

money

Valley Toyota Dealers, a group of 10 Toyota dealers throughout the metro Phoenix area, donated more than $500,000 to local community organizations in 2015 – nearly doubling its 2014 community contribution. In addition, the Valley TDA, along with support from Toyota Motor Sales, also reached the $1 million lifetime giving milestone with Phoenix Children’s Hospital this… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap committee names new leaders

bioscience

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee, a group of more than 100 Arizona leaders working to advance the biosciences around the state, has undergone its first leadership change in more than a decade, with two long-serving members assuming new responsibilities. Ron Shoopman is the new chair and Mark Slater is the new vice chair of the… Read More →

Times Media Group buys 2 Valley newspapers

Physical Newspapers Moving Online

Times Media Group, a Valley-based publisher of 15 local community news publications, acquired the East Valley Tribune and the Ahwatukee Foothills News from the papers’ previous owners, 10/13 Communications. Times Media Group and its CEO, Steve Strickbine, will immediately assume day-to-day operations of both publications – a management scenario that Strickbine, a resident of Mesa for more than 10… Read More →

McCarthy Building names new VP of operations

hire employee job

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. named Dr. David Peterson vice president of operations for Education Services in the Southwest division. The Education Services team focuses on construction and renovation projects for K-12 schools and community colleges primarily in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. In his leadership position, Peterson will oversee all of the Education team’s operations and supervise project… Read More →

Jonathan Lifshitz is lead scientist for CACTIS Foundation

Cancer research

The CACTIS Foundation appointed Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. to serve as its Lead Scientist and Director of Research & Development where he will serve as the nonprofit’s scientific leader, fostering research and development opportunities. Lifshitz currently serves as the director of the Translational Neurotrauma Research Program in a joint venture through BARROW Neurological Institute at Phoenix… Read More →